Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The calendar introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII, as a modification of the Julian calendar.→ calendar
- ‘April 1 marked the beginning of the new year until 1582 when Pope Gregory XIII ordered the use of the Gregorian calendar that made Jan. 1 New Year's Day.’
- ‘The Gregorian calendar improves on the Julian only in its measurement of the year and its calculation of leap years.’
- ‘Christian Copts celebrate Christmas according to the Gregorian calendar, usually on January 6-7 of every year.’
- ‘Eastern Orthodox churches never adopted the Gregorian calendar, so their Easter remains on the Julian calendar.’
- ‘The Egyptian calendar, although changed much over time, was the basis for the Julian and Gregorian calendars.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.